Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie
PHOTOS: Martin Luther King Jr. In Color

Most of our memories of Martin Luther King, Jr., are in black and white, making his life and work seem longer ago and almost quaint, like the horn-rimmed glasses and skinny dark ties of the era.

So this morning I culled some of the color photos of King from our AP archives. There aren’t many of them, but they’re bracing. Take a look:

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